Creamy, homemade cauliflower soup with advocate as lunch, dinner or something to eat in the evening 🥑🥦🥣

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you during this time we all are going through,- together 🧡

Suddenly I’m on my own after living together with my oldest son and a friend of him for 3 months. It feels good to be alone, but also a tiny bit empty. Maybe it’s empty because all their bags and boxes are moved away? 😊 And maybe it’s empty because I have started moving my different things and stuff back into where they normally are, and suddenly got a bit more space and room “here and there” ? 😊

I have been re- organize my home back “to normal” the last days, and I feel closely like its echo in my home 😅. Suddenly the rooms was a bit bigger then just a week ago 😊.

But yes,- it’s empty in my home, I do miss both my son and his dog,- even his friend a bit 😊. I like to have my children around me,- but I prefer not to live together with them to long. Its best for both them and me to start living on our own, start our own lifes 😊. At the same time I’m very grateful for this weeks together with my oldest son,- and Im feeling lucky that also will get the opportunity to live together with my two youngest children for a while, during this summer 😊.

When I have been trying to get my home “back in business” again in between my work, I also need to eat,- and I really like cauliflower soup. It’s so easy to make, it’s very tasty and I can also cook so much that I can freeze the soup in portions so I have soup for lunch or dinner, or even something for the evening, for several days. I can’t eat cauliflower soup all day long,- but one meal during a day or every second day it’s not a problem,- it’s a good and tasty meal, that’s also fills my stomach and makes me feel full.

I have also planned to do some extra work with some extra online job during the next weeks. So easy and prepared food is good to have 😊 . Hopefully I will manage to earn “in a bit” what I have lost of my regular income during this corona- crisis and period. And maybe and hopefully try to study a bit Spanish as well. Somethings are easier to do when it’s just me around in the house 😊. And then its good to have some easy going food that is both tasty and fills up my stomach 😊. I hope I will manage my extra working plan the way I have planned,- but as most of us have experienced, many times things are not going as planned. And things can change very fast.

I have very good experience in that plans and things do not go as planned. Actually many years of experience with it, at the same time I know that for many people this became a whole new experience in life, that things do not always go as planned.  Many have now had to learn through the time we live in – that things do not always go as planned. A new and probably, challenged and difficult experience for many.

But the was actually not the point in my text today,- I’m writing myself away here 😊. I was actually going to share my recipe for my homemade, Norwegian cauliflower soup with you 😊. This soup is very easy to make and tasty as well. And like I mention, the soup can be use as a lunch or dinner, or even as a meal for the afternoon 😊.

Norwegian homemade and creamy cauliflower soup 🥣 (for 4 person)

1 cauliflower, 1/2 finely chopped onion, 8 dl.  water, 2 pcs.  broth cubes, 2 dl.  milk or cream.

Clean the cauliflower, divide it.  Put cauliflower, onion, water, broth cubes and milk / cream in a saucepan / saucepan.  Bring to a boil and cook until the vegetables are tender.  Flavor slowly and pepper.

It can’t be easier to make a tasty and delicious homemade soup 🥣.

This time I did double the recipe, and also used one broccoli as well. When the soup was finished I had some advocate in it too this time 😊.

The rest of the soup I have put in my freezer is without advocate, just plane soup. Something that’s give me the opportunity to use bacon or asparagus if I want, or maybe even some potatoes just to make it more “filling”. A tiny bit variation is possible even with the same soup 😊.

I normally serve bread or baguette, and butter together with the soup too 😊.

You can use both regular onions or red onions, spring onions or leeks.  The choice is yours.  I vary, and sometimes I mix a little of each of the different onions as well.

I hope you will enjoy this homemade Norwegian cauliflower soup as much as I do,- and maybe also try the different “taste”- opportunity as well? A bit mixing with some different tastes 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today too 🧡

See you soon 😊

Norwegian homemade cauliflower soup topped with advocate 🥑😊

In between my work I have tried to re- organize my home “back to normal” again, after my oldest son moved out 😊. And in between work and re- organizing it’s necessary with some tasty food too 🥑🥦. I have made some homemade cauliflower soup from a Norwegian recipe, and I did made some extra too, so I have for several days 🥣. If you want to try this soup, you will find the recipe in my post 😊.

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I made my own cake recipe for my son’s 26th birthday cake 💙🎂

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you during this days, weeks and months we all are going through,- together 🧡

Today my oldest son is 26 years old 💙. It’s 26 year since I became a mammi for the first time in my life 🥰. And to every birthday for all of my 3 children I’m making a chocolate cake with a tasty “coffee- cream” in 🍪. It’s one if their favourite cake 😊.

This year, to my oldest son’s birthday it will be, unfortunately, a tiny little change with the chocolate- cake 🙄. Not because I really want to try something new, but because I didn’t manage to get all the ingredients for the “normal” chocolate cake.

If we haven’t been living in quarantine and with curfew I have probably manage to get all the ingredients, because then I could just try an other store, and an other store until I have got all the correct ingredients. I can’t do that know.

I can’t shop “necessary” food for a living in 4 different food stores. And at the moment I’m not allowed to “run” from store to store for finding the correct ingredients, and just buy the ingredients for the cake,- because they are not “life- necessary” or “necessary” food. It’s also a tiny limit for how much food I need and can buy, as well as actually also be able to save for a longer time. I don’t have unlimited with storage for food, and my son and his friend also have some storage place in my kitchen for their food.

I did try two different food stores, both was empty for the different ingredients I needed to have in the “coffee- cream”,- so then I needed to be a bit creative 😊.

To say I did made my own cake recipe for my son’s birthday cake is a thrut with modification. I did use the “normal” chocolate cake recipe for the cake- base, and did find an other recipe for the cream to have in snd over the cake 😊.

How successful it was, we do not agree, – me and these two young men.  My son and his friend liked the cake and the cake base mix, and the cream of the cake was good and tasty together.  For me it became a little too “powerful”, a little too much. But I’m not the biggest cake- eater in the world either, so I know I can be a bit critical when it comes to cakes 😊.

Do you want to try this “new” mix for our, me and my children’s, traditional birthday cake? I’m not sure what name I should give this cake, so I just call it chocolate cake with butter and vanilla cream. Because that what’s it actually is 🎂.

Homemade Chocolate cake with butter- and vanilla cream 🎂

The cake base:

4 egg whites and 250 grams of sugar are whisked together to the eggnog.

180 g wheat flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder.  Mix it all in with the eggnog.

1 1/2 dl water or milk, and 150 g butter, melt together, then mix into the cake batter.

Lubricate a cake mold with butter.  Pour the cake batter into the mold.  Bake the cake at the bottom of the oven at 180 degrees for about 30-45 minutes.

The butter- and vanilla cream:

4 egg yolks, 1 cup cream, 175 grams sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar, about 150 grams margarine.

Egg yolks, cream and sugar are cooked to a thick cream.  Must be stirred all the time, – elkers burn the cream firmly to the bottom of the pot.  Vanilla sugar is stirred after the pot has been taken off the hob.  Allow the cream to cool slightly before stirring in the butter.  (I also had 1 tablespoon cocoa in the batter).

Divide the cake base in half, spread the cream over one part of the cake base.  Lay the second portion over Spread the rest of the cream on top of the cake.  Feel free to decorate the cake if you wish.

I didn’t even had or find different kinds and types of cake decorations on my food shopping trip,- but lucky for I did had birthday candles in my home, and a bit other chocolate. So I did try to decorate my son’s birthday cake as best as possible with some other chocolate I had in my home 🍫.

I think I’m going to make a new one to him an other day, the “traditional” one, and “stach” it up a bit better with some tiny bit nicer cake decorations. But I think that needs to be in a couple of weeks, or maybe even a month 😊. Hopefully I will manage to find the ingredients and also a bit more cake decorations in the food store at that time 😊.

We do like different things, also cakes 🎂. Maybe you will enjoy this cake a bit better then I did 😊? Any way, – the most important thing was actually that “the birthday- boy” did enjoy the cake,- and he really did 💙.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today too 🧡

See you soon 😊

Homemade Chocolate cake with butter and vanilla cream, “touched” up with some cacao,- to my oldest son 🎂

It’s not always easy to find all the ingredients I need to bake a cake, or make some food now at days 😊. Special when I can’t “run” from store to store 😊. So today my oldest son got a new “touch” on our homemade, Norwegian and traditional birthday cake,- our favourite chocolate- cake 🎂. To be honest,- this was not one of my favourite cake 😅. But if you want to try it, – you will find the recipe in my post 🎂

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Princess cake for my princes – then it will be a Prince cake 💙🍩

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you during this days, weeks and months we all are going through,- together 🧡

This Sunday I did bake and make a cake with the name Princess- cake,- but since it was to the young men in my home, and my son in the middle and his friend too,- I think the name Prince- cake probably is better 😊. So I did actually made two cakes. One for the young men here in my home, and for for my son in the middle and his friend- in their home 😊.

I haven’t made or baked this cake since I was living in Norway, so it’s some years ago 😊. But I still manage to get it the way I did remember it’s looked like, and taste like 🍩.

The cake is yeast baking with vanilla cream.  I like it very much, and obviously the boys here in the house liked it too 😊.

Of course,- like most of the cakes I bake, this is easy to make and bake too, and sweet and tasty as well 🎂. It is the raising of the yeast dough that only takes some time. Special if the cake should be a bit “airy” too 😁.

Do you want to try to make and bake a homemade Princess- cake with a traditional Norwegian recipe? Here it comes, in case you want 😊

Princess- cake:

300 g wheat flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar, 100 g melted margarine, 50 gr yeast, or 1 hp dry yeast (I use mostly dry yeast all the time), 2 dl milk.  Raisins and sugar, vanilla cream (and chocolate sprinkles).

Mix together a regular yeast dough, making sure that temp.  the butter and milk are lukewarm so you don’t “kill” the yeast.  Then there will be no big and airy cake.

Put the dough to rise in a warm / slightly warm place, with a towel over, for about 30-60 minutes.

After raising, divide dough two, roll out flat rectangle.  Spread vanilla cream over the rack, sprinkle with raisins, sugar and chocolate sprinkles.  You do this on both rectangles.  Then roll the rectangles together as a sausage, and divide into pieces that are about 5 cm long.

Cover a cake mold, which is approx.  30/40 * 30/40 cm, with baking paper.  Place the rollers together, tightly in tight, with one opening of the rollers up, and the other opening down in the baking mold.  Then set the cake to rise again for about 30 minutes.

When the cake dough has risen, brush it with whipped egg and sprinkle with either brown sugar or pearl sugar.  Bake the cake at the bottom of the oven at 200 degrees for about 45 minutes.  Until it has a nice golden color.

The cake fits nicely to split and freeze something for a later occasion.  I made double cake dough on Sunday since I made two cakes.  Two cakes distributed to 4 young men – that’s not too bad 😊.  I tasted a tiny bit myself too – and the cake was tasty, airy and good – and well worth trying 🎂. The “princes” in my home enjoyed the cake,- and I think my son in the middle and his friend will enjoy it to. I will ask him later 😊. And also tell you how I did manage to give him a homemade cake, when we are not living together, and don’t are allowed to meet up 😊. But that will be in my next post/ text 😊.

I think the young men in my home maybe will miss my baking and the cakes a bit when (or if 😅) they are moving out. I hope so,- to both, – moving out and miss my cakes,- because that means my cakes was good and tasty, and worth missing 😊. But they don’t need to move back into my home to taste and eat the cakes, they can just visit me now and then instead,- and I will be visiting them as well 😊. Of course, – when they have moved out 😅.

I’m sending you a lots of good thoughts 🧡. I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today too 🧡

See you soon 😊

Sunday’s homemade Prince- cake 😊

This Sunday I baked two Princesse- cakes. One to the young men in my home, and one to my son in the middle and his friend 🎂. If you want to try this homemade cake, baked from a basic and traditional Norwegian recipe, – you find the recipe in my post 😊. Enjoy, – we did 😊.

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A bit “shaky” “roll- cake” 😅 🥯

Hi ❣It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you during this days, weeks and months we all are going through,- together 🧡

I’m not the best “roll- cake” baker in the world 😅. But it’s actually a very easy cake to make and bake, still so difficult to get the perfect “roll” 🥯. It doesn’t even take very long time to bake a “roll- cake”, but the “rolling” needs to be done when the cake is still warm 😊.

So,- because the young men in my home wasn’t home from the hospital before over 02.00 in the night last night I thought I should bake some “goodies” for them 😊. And then the choice became a homemade “roll-cake” made with a classic and traditional Norwegian recipe 🥯. But I need to admit that the “rolling” of the cake could been much better 😄. But, lucky for me, it did taste excellent, anyway 😊.

Homemade, Norwegian “Roll- cake “:

3 eggs, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 2 drops of almond oil.  Mix together to eggnog.

1 gram wheat flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar.  Stir in the eggnog.

Put baking paper in a long pan, pour the cake batter over.

Fry at the bottom of the oven at 200 degrees for about 10- 15 minutes.

When the dough / cake is cooked, remove it from the oven.  The cake should then be about 1 cm high.  Put a clean kitchen towel over and turn the cake.  Remove the baking paper, butter over jam, or cream cream, or vanilla cream or chocolate, and roll together.  Be careful not to burn because the cake is still hot.  The cake cools quickly.

My first mistake this time when I did bake the cake was,- I was still a bit “shaky” and tired after waiting for my oldest son during the night, and did make the cake dough to “high”. My next mistake was I did “butter” jam and chocolate to slowly over the cake. That’s because I did in away made 2 cakes in one. I did split the cake in two parts, and “butter” jam over one part, and roll, and then “butter” chocolate over the other part and roll. So today’s cake became a bit “shaky” “roll- cake”,- and not completely “rolled”. One with jam in and one with chocolate in 🍫.

Lucky for me the young men in my home didn’t care so much about how the cake did look 😄,- just the taste 😊. And it was very tasty too 😊. And lucky for me, with my a bit “shaky” mammi hands today, I didn’t mixed the ingredients either,- like switched sugar with sal for example 😄.

I’m thinking about my oldest son and his “long” visit at the hospital this night. They did take different tests, and he is going back tomorrow for some more test, and at Thursday too. The doctors said they have order a surgery for him, but haven’t got any date yet. So it’s just to wait,- and we been good at waiting.  Firstly, it is a little “Spanish culture” that things take some time in Spain, and secondly – we, like everyone else with curfews and quarantine, have learned to wait 😊. It will be fine, all will be fine 🧡. We just need to be patient,- patient when it comes to date for the surgery, and patient when it comes to not be in quarantine and with curfew anymore 😊.

When it comes to the young men in my home and their movingplans Thursday, that plan is changed to Monday now 😊. Something we also are a bit use to,- all of us during this time,- our plans did and still does changed a bit 😊. So we see what’s going to happen 😊. On Monday I’m going to be together with my son in the middle at the hospital. He is going to have a check on his hand he did break 1,5 year ago 💙. So it’s a bit hospital visit in my family at the moment,- but lucky for us,- so fare there’s no visit to the hospital because of the coronavirus.

Anyway,- I hope you will enjoy this so easy, but still so difficult “roll-cake” to make. I can only promise you that its tasty, I can’t promise you that the “rolling” will be perfect 😊. On the other hand, – you are probably not as “shaky” as I was when I did bake and make this cake today 😊.

I’m sending you a lots of good thoughts 🧡. I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today too 🧡.

See you soon 😊

A bit “shaky” homemade “roll-cake” with two different tastes 😊

It’s not always easy to make and bake in a hurry and with a bit “shaky” hands and tired head 😅. Lucky for me I didn’t mixed the ingredients in the “roll- cake”,- I just missed a bit on “the rolling” 😅. Still a tasty and delicious cake 🥯. The recipe is in my post in case you want to try to bake it 😊.

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Homemade Norwegian traditional Spice- cake with a “touch” of chili 🍞🌶

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine you during this days, weeks and months we all are going through,- together 🧡

I’m fine, and wanted to spoil the boys in my home a bit this evening with a traditional Norwegian homemade “Spice-cake” 🍞. The basic and traditional recipe is not so spicy, just very tasty, but the boys wanted a tiny “touch” of chilli in the cake so then I did have a “touch” of chilli in the cake as well, – and to be honest it was not so spicy and bad at all, just ac6 a bit better and with a bit more taste then the original recipe 🌶😊.

And,- today,- well after I was finish at my ordinary job at 18.00 this evening it’s in away Easter holiday for me. Not totally, because I’m going to work the next days at “the health and social care online job”,- but it’s 4 and 3 hours per shift now 😊. A bit less hours now, then it was when I did started some months ago,- but still very value workinghours for me 🥰. And I’m so grateful for every hour I’m working 🧡.

What I actually wanted to say is that the Easter holiday in Norway starts tomorrow, on Thursday. Norway is one of the few countries in Europe that have the Thursday in the Easter as a Holyday 🌻. So I have holiday in my main job from tomorrow and actually until Monday 😊. I’m still going be working in my other job, and I’m going to start cleaning my home 🏡. And a couple of other things too,- of course in my home 😊 ….. I don’t have any other choices then spending my holiday in my home at the moment 😊.

But,- Do you want to try my homemade Norwegian Spice-cake? It’s not very difficult to make and bake, – and it’s taste both like Christmas and Spring 🌶. I did bake it now and then for Christmas when we was living in Norway,- and I have made it a couple of times after we did move to Spain as well, to my daughter when she did live together with me 😊. My daughter really like this cake 😊 ,- and obviously the boys too 😊.

Norwegian homemade Spice- cake,- the basic and traditional recipe:

125 gr.  butter, 300 gr.  sugar – this is stirred until it becomes more or less a white color. Then stir 1 egg in the mix.

300 gr.  wheat flour, 1/2 teaspoon ginger spice, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon spice, 1/2 teaspoon clove spice, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (and if you want some chili 1/2 tsp chili spice) 1 cup milk, 2 teaspoon lemon juice.

Blend the dry seed, then milk, lemon juice and butter / sugar / egg mixture.  Have the cake batter in a loaf form that is greased with butter.  Bake the cake at the bottom of the oven at 170 degrees for approx.  45 min.

So easy, so fast and so tasty 😊. And then you have something tasty for your coffee or tea, or just to serve your guests one day when we are allowed to have guests in our home again 😊. We are still in quarantine and curfew here in Spain,- but one day we will be “free” again. It’s just to try to be as patient as possible 😊. In the meantime you can bake a homemade, traditional and Norwegian Spicy- cake, from my basic recipe, with a tiny “touch” of chilli 🌶.

The cake is also very suitable for freezing.  You can cut it into slices before you freeze it, so you can easily just take out a piece of cake or three.

I hope you will enjoy as much as the boys in my home did 😊.

I’m sending you a lots of good thoughts 🧡 I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 And Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today too 🧡

See you soon 😊

Homemade Norwegian Spice- cake made by a basic and traditional Norwegian recipe 😊 – and with a tiny “touch” of chilli 🌶

I wanted to spoil the boys in my home this afternoon, and made and baked a homemade Norwegian Spice- cake from a traditional and basic recipe 😊. And I did “spiced up ” a bit with a tiny “touch” of chilli 🌶. Do you want to make one too? 😊. You will find the recipe in my post 🍞. Enjoy 😊

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